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23. Hotline Hello: Drake and Adele

Drake and Adele are two megastars who may not seem to share much in common on the surface, but their recent hits exhibit some surprising parallels. Both revisit past relationships over the phone and both conceal inner anguish beneath subtle musical shifts. Featuring special appearances by the game Snake, Lord Byron and Drake and Adele themselves*, you don’t want to miss this episode. Plus, we check in with Justin Bieber as he completes his epic existential pop suite.

For more songs about love on hold, check out our Spotify playlist. And check out Sean Rameswaram’s final episode of Sideshow on Studio 360.


Drake – Hotline Bling
Adele – Hello
Timmy Thomas – Why Can’t We Live Together
Justin Bieber – Sorry
Jack Ü – Where Are Ü Now?
Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean?
Breakmaster Cylinder & Charlie Harding – Why Am I Here?
*not really

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